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April 1, 2020

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER UPDATE
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Request to Area Business Leaders
Regarding PPE 
 
Dear Business Partners,

As of Sunday afternoon, there are over 1,100 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the State of Wisconsin. Statewide, 13 individuals have died due to complications related to COVID-19. There are five confirmed positive cases in Green County.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Initiative
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Green County has activated its emergency response system to create a plan to manage an anticipated surge of residents who will require in-home care or hospitalization. One of the biggest expected needs is an adequate supply of personal protective equipment that will be needed to keep first responders and health care workers safe while they work to care for the sick and control the spread of the virus.

What we have learned from the experience of other states is that it’s unlikely the stockpile of personal protective equipment available from the government will be enough to meet our needs in Green County. Therefore, the Green County Health Department, Green County Emergency Management, and Monroe Clinic are working together to maximize community resources and ensure adequate supply of needed resources for Green County. Collectively, we are reaching out to you, the members of our business community, to ask for your help in meeting this anticipated need. These are the items of highest need:
  • Surgical Gowns (all sizes)
  • Face/Surgical Masks (all sizes)
  • Gloves (Nitrile, Vinyl, or Butyl)
  • N-95 Masks (Particulate Respirators)
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Face Shields
  • Tyvek Coveralls
  • Thermometers
  • Foot Covering
If you have any of the items included in the list above that you would be willing to donate or sell, please contact Jane Sybers, Executive Director of the Monroe Clinic & Hospital Foundation by email at Mon-donations@ssmhealth.com by phone at 608-324-2868. Monroe Clinic will be coordinating all responses and donations with Green County responders and providers to distribute where the supplies are most needed throughout the community.

Please give this request serious consideration. While these are some very unsettling times. with your help, we will continue to deliver the exceptional health care the members of our communities have come to know and expect.

Please visit the websites of the Green County Health Department and Monroe Clinic for the most accurate and up-to-date local information about the pandemic. Both sites have additional links to state and national resources.

With deepest gratitude,

RoAnn Warden

Director, Green County Health Department

Jane Curran-Meuli

President, Monroe Clinic, a member of SSM Health

Tanna McKeon

Director, Green County Emergency Management
GCDC HAS BUSINESS RESOURCES ONLINE
Green County Development Corporation is continually compiling links to
websites with information specifically aimed at helping businesses
navigate COVID-19's impact.

Click here for those resources



Green County Development is a 501c3 non-profit organization building the economic future of Green County Wisconsin's communities and businesses through public-private partnerships.
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